State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Geological research

Geological research in caves s necessary mainly from the reason of cognition of complex natural settings of underground spaces (determining cave values), knowing the rules of natural processes from the viewpoint of an effective cave protection (especially hydrogeological, tectonic and stratigraphic settings), cognition of cave and surrounding territory genesis as well as from the viewpoint of safe movement of visitors in cave. The caves and abysses particularly often replace financially demanding geological drill holes.

The geological research of caves was accomplished in the past mainly within the speleological surveys and was reduced to description of rock environment and tectonic settings. During the recent years the Slovak Caves Administration provided for a stratigraphic-lithological research of the Domica Cave and Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, dating of cave sediments of various caves and observation of tectonic movements in selected caves. A geological research of the Bystrianska Cave was done in 2005.


Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available.

Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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